Event Report: IBM Unveils the Information Agenda at IOD 2008

(Photo: The show floor from IBM IOD 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Copyright © 2008 R Wang. All rights reserved.) IBM’s third annual Information On Demand event emerges as part of the “Must Attend” list of Enterprise Software pow wows.  More than 7000 attendees were treated to 600 technical skill building sessions and […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 2, 2008

Event Report: Inforum 2008 Highlights Transition from Acquirer to Builder

(Photo: Jim Schaper Conducting the LV Philharmonic.  Copyright © 2008 R Wang. All rights reserved.) Inforum’s  attendees were treated to a wonderful pre-keynote string quartet and a booming opening inspirational from both the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra and the rock band Innovation.  As the orchestra took a bow, Infor’s CEO Jim Schaper, emerged from the […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 17, 2008

Quarterly Financial Tracker: 2008 CY Q1 Recent New License Sales Remain Healthy

Calendar Year 2008 Q1 numbers still show profitability for most vendors Recession concerns for the enterprise software industry may prove to be a bit pre-mature. Recent earnings report over the past 2 months lean towards mild caution. While most vendors showed profitability, guidance numbers were down. The leading indicator is new software license sales for […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on April 30, 2008

Event Report: Microsoft Convergence 2008 – Microsoft Ends Project Green, Renews Enterprise Focus

(Copyrighted 2008. Photo by R Wang. All rights reserved) New Management Shows Long Term Commitment to Business Solutions Group Recent Microsoft Business Solutions departures have brought into question whether the Redmond , WA giant is serious about the business applications market. Estimates of year over year growth from 2006 to 2007 have fallen from double […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 11, 2008